“How much of a good thing can we take?” – I hear you all ask! Today was another fabulous day for sailing, albeit the strong winds that WS Racers had to battle on the last three race days and which were predicted to be with us again today did not materialise. But we did enjoy a dry, sunny day with a brisk and chilly wind.
With the course set, the beat upwind, from the Start Line at Mark A, to Mark C and the reach across to Mark K were both affected by the trees on the north shore disturbing the flow of the NNE wind and resulted in random wind shifts and eddies. Only the downwind leg of the course from Mark K to Mark A gave the Racers a consistent wind.
So the combination of the course and the wind’s behaviour around Mark C and across the lake to Mark K made sailing very tricky and challenging for everyone – except perhaps for Peter Gregory whose Red Torpedo was sailed skilfully and majestically through the fleet. Peter needed less than 20 minutes after starting sailing to be at the head of the fleet. (Well done Peter! Ed) This performance has put Peter in first place for the Summer Series, just one point ahead of Kim, with one race to go.
The usual schematic that shows where each Racer was across the Start Line and then at the end of each Lap and at the end of 40 minutes, and the final result for today’s race, is shown below the pictures of some of the WS Racers who took part and the summary results for the Summer Series – with just one race remaining – can be seen by clicking the Racing / Results tab above.
Final Result: 1. Peter G; 2. Kim; 3. Phil / Helen; 4. Mike B; 5. Nick / Chris; 6. David Mason; 7. Steve; 8. Fay / James: 9. Bill Garry; 10. Mark / Mike; 11. Malcolm / John; 12. Lisa / Paul; 13. Peter W.